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VA ITTEG.

ELAENAFON.

NEWPORT.

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NEWPORT. T HE T H i RD MON MOUT i IS H i RE Ri FLE C H A i. LEN G E C v Y —The quarterly challenge cup of this corps was shot fur at the Court y-belia range on Saturday. There were five competitors, and the shooting throughout was exceedingly good. Private Bryan won the cup from Colour-Sergeant Sanders. The regulations were four shots each at 200 yards, 300 yards, 400 yards, 500 yards, aud 600 yards. The scoring was as follows:—Private S. Bryan, winner, o3 points. Colour-Sergeant Sanders, 4 8; Licut. Thompson, 4o Corporal Trc w, 13 and Private Billingham, 43 points. The goblet is a really magnificent one and most appropriate. SINGULAR TERMINA TION TO A MARINE Tiii,On Monday the Newport steamer Avon took a very numer- ous excursion party to Avonmouth. She had so many e on board that the Joseph llazcl went across to relieve the Avon of a portion of her freight. The Joseph Ilazel was so late in returning that she had to lie with her passengers in the river Usk all night, it being found impracticable to land them iu boats owing to the mud on the river's bank. IMPORTANT TO EXCURSIONISTS.—Baker v. Gillman.— This was an action tried at the Newport County Court, Plaintiff said he made an excursion from Newport to Avonmouth in the Sea King on the 18th of July. The steamer was announced to leave Avonmouth at 10 p.m., but she left at 9.25 p.m., and although he endeavoured to get on board the captain of the steamer prevented him. He incurred Gs expenses in returning to Newport next day, and this sum he sought to recover from de- feudant, who is bandmaster of the 3rd Monmouthshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, the band of which bad arranged the excursion. Defendant pleaded that the owners of the steamer were liable, but his Hoimur gave judgment for plaintiff, and intimated that defendant might sue the owners.

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